The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League is set to become a bigger affair, with the return of tournament heavyweights Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).
11th edition of the IPL will be high voltage tournament of cricket in 2018. In this season of Indian Premier League 2 most controversial team Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be doing come back. Both team are banned for 2 years due to match fixing.
Before starting of IPL 11th Season a most important event organized that is IPL Auction. Every franchise want to retain match winning players. In the IPL auction these team will be participating Chennai Super Kings,Delhi Daredevils,Kings XI Punjab,Kolkata Knight Riders,Mumbai Indians,Rajasthan Royals,Royal Challengers Bangalore,Sunrisers Hyderabad. Every Team will want to retain their star player.
IPL Auction Venue, Date and Time
IPL auction will be held at Bangalore on 27 Jan 2018 to 28 Jan 2018 declared officially. The IPL committee has decided some rule for Auction of Indian Premiere League in Salary caps and Right to Match Rule (RTM).
What is the RTM (Right to Match) rule?
This year a latest new rule added in IPL Auction that is the Right to Match (RTM) card. This rule permit Teams or franchise to retain a player on the same amount of bidding which is provided by other franchise to the same player. We can understand this rule by an example.
For example, if Virat kohli is bid by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5 crore, Now his present team Royal Challengers Bangalore will have an opportunity to retain him by the RTM card for the equal price of bidding. There is limit for 3 players. A team can retain only three players from previous season Squad.
Salary cap for players
This is big news for franchise, this time IPL committee has increased Salary cap 66 Crore to 80 Crore. Franchises can retain 3 players before the auction. If franchises retain 3 players than 33 core deducted from the total amount. 15 Crore for 1st player, 11 Crore for 2nd player and 7 crore for 3rd player. If franchises retain an uncapped player then 3 crore deducted from total amount.This year a Squad can have only Max. 25 years, in previous season 27 players are allowed for a Squad. Each Team can have maximum 8 foreign players, as compared to nine last seasons.